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Nurse using a Clinical Frailty Scale

COVID-19: guidance on when to admit patients to critical care

NICE advises on assessing for frailty and including patients and carers in decision-making

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Mental health support for nurses

COVID-19: struggling nurses need psychological support, says charity

Suicide prevention charity calls for dedicated helpline for healthcare staff

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Home visit in PPE

COVID-19: home care providers resort to crowdfunding to buy PPE for staff

Nurses in all settings still waiting on personal protective equipment, says RCN

Picture of nurse with DNACPR form

Nursing and Midwifery Council clarifies its position on nurses who do not start CPR

NMC has reiterated its support for current guidance following recent FtP cases

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Ruth May

COVID-19: England’s chief nurse condemns violence and verbal abuse towards nurses

‘Respect and listen to NHS staff’ during pandemic, urges Ruth May

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Picture of a cyclist with a food delivery. Restaurant chains, cab and bus firms are rallying to support NHS staff during the pandemic

COVID-19: NHS staff offered thousands of free meals and cab rides

Restaurant, food delivery and cab firms rally to support front-line workers during pandemic

Evidence and Practice

Rhabdomyolysis: a case-based critical reflection on its causes and diagnosis

Rhabdomyolysis: a case-based critical reflection on its causes and diagnosis

Rhabdomyolysis is a complex condition that can have traumatic and non-traumatic causes

Mallet finger injuries: the signs, symptoms, diagnosis and management

Mallet finger injuries: the signs, symptoms, diagnosis and management

Why you should read this article: • To enhance your knowledge of the signs and symptoms of...

Trauma-informed care for people presenting to the emergency department with mental health issues

Trauma-informed care for people presenting to the ED with mental health issues

EDs can be challenging environments for people experiencing mental health issues

Assessment and treatment of cutaneous leishmaniasis in the emergency department

Assessment and treatment of cutaneous leishmaniasis in the emergency department

Healthcare staff have a vital role in the assessment and treatment of cutaneous leishmaniasis

Exploring the common prescribing errors that occur in the emergency department

Exploring the common prescribing errors that occur in the emergency department

Identifying common prescribing errors in one large inner-city ED in South Wales

Using problem-based learning to improve patient safety in the emergency department

Two elements are vital to patient safety in emergency care – work culture and staff training

Features

Picture of matron Stella Davey, who responded to concerns about her hospital emergency department by forming a resus team that has transformed patient care and staff morale.

Sepsis care, vacancy rates, resus team: how a matron transformed her ED

Team has turned around an emergency department’s patient care and staff morale

ED services at East Lancashire NHS Trust are improving

Meet one of the fastest improving emergency department services in the UK

With EDs under increasing pressure, one department has been singled out for its progress

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Boost your specialty and profile by entering the RCNi Nurse Awards 2020

Nominate yourself or a colleague for these prestigious nursing awards

Picture of members of a nurse-led digital health service who use a video link to triage older people in care and nursing homes, avoiding unnecessary admissions to the emergency department.

Nurses use video link to keep older people out of hospital

Link enables nurses to triage people in care and nursing homes, reducing hospital admissions

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Sepsis

Sepsis: what you need to know

Around 44,000 people a year die from the 'silent killer'. What can nurses do?

Image shows emergency nurse training students to treat young people affected by knife wounds

Nurse leads project to help young people at risk of knife crime

ED sister is behind a project to teach life-saving skills to young people at risk of violence

Opinion

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COVID-19 emergency teams

COVID-19: amid fear and anxiety, we must look after each other

An emergency nurse’s experience of coping with the constantly evolving coronavirus crisis

Vector image of outlines of human heads facing each other. Picture David Smith describes his approach to some of the tasks he faces as new chair of the Emergency Care Association.

RCN Emergency Care Association chair: I will build on past achievements

David Smith on his approach to the tasks he faces as chair of the Emergency Care Association

image of nursing students in a emergency care simulation scenario

Emergency care drills are vital in preparing nursing students for practice

Simulations help make transition from student to qualified practitioner smoother

Students

 Nursing is fast-paced in the emergency department

Mental health and adult nursing, plus the pace of emergency care – this role has it all

A dual-registration newly qualified nurse reflects on what she has learned in her first year

Distressed nurse working in the emergency department

The call you never want to get in emergency nursing

A newly qualified nurse describes the emotions and impact of a paediatric crash call

Leading on a cardiac arrest made me confident in giving CPR

Aiding a woman after a heart attack made a student more confident in handling emergencies

Careers

Andy Thurgood arriving at a road traffic accident

I make clinical decisions at emergency incidents – and as a nurse I bring so much more

Pre-hospital emergency medicine consultant nurse Andy Thurgood on his challenging role

Lauren Johnston

How I make the emergency department less daunting for people with learning disabilities

Lauren Johnston describes her work in a pioneering nursing role

Picture of emergency nurse Martina Browne, who explains why she still loves the role after 35 years.

35 years as an emergency nurse practitioner

Emergency nurse Martina Browne explains why she still loves the role after 35 years

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